Dr. Fluker’s research focuses on the theory and practice of ethical leadership. He is the author of multiple books including, Ethical Leadership: The Quest of Character, Civility and Community and editor of The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman, 5 volumes. 

Dr. Fluker’s work is internationally recognized; he travels globally as a speaker, consultant, and workshop leader advising organizations on ethical leadership practices.

He has worked with organizations as diverse as:

Dr. Fluker’s research focuses on the theory and practice of ethical leadership. He is the author of multiple books including, Ethical Leadership: The Quest of Character, Civility and Community and editor of The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman, 5 volumes. 

Dr. Fluker’s work is internationally recognized; he travels globally as a speaker, consultant, and workshop leader advising organizations on ethical leadership practices.

He has worked with organizations as diverse as:

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Democratic Leadership Council National Conversation


The United States Army                        

The Department of Education                

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program

The United States Army Chaplain’s Corps

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America

The Department of State                

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Georgia State Superintendents’ Association


The Catholic Relief Services

curriculum Vitae
& Bio Profile

Walter Earl Fluker is the founder of Walter Earl Fluker & Associates. He has been engaged in ethical leadership development for over 30 years, serving nationally and internationally in academic, business, educational, governmental and social settings. 
The mission of Walter Earl Fluker & Associates (WEFA) is to identify, recruit and train a new generation of ethical leaders who are spiritually disciplined, intellectually astute, morally anchored, physically and psychologically whole; and to inspire character, civility and community in local, national and international settings.

Dr. Fluker's International Experiences Includes:

INternational Experiences

Serving as consultant to youth development initiatives in Sierra Leone, West Africa and South Africa sponsored by the Ford Foundation

Lecturer for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Havana, Cuba


Served as faculty for emerging global leadership at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria and the Global Friends Initiative in Hong Kong



Emerging African leaders in the Johannesburg, South African City Council


Lecturer for the U.S. Embassy Speaker/Specialist Program in South Africa, Nigeria, India and China



Distinguished Lecturer to the International Human Rights Exchange Programme




Visiting lecturer for the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa





Worked with the African Presidential Center at Boston University and the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (Birbeck College, University of London and the University of Pretoria, South Africa)






Awards & Grants

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Georgia State Superintendents’ Association


Oprah Winfrey Foundation

National Endowment of the Humanities

The National Archives (National Historical Publications and Research Commission)


The Lilly Endowment



Four Freedoms Award

The Henry Luce Foundation

The Ford Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts


The Coca-Cola Foundation

Goldman Sachs Foundation

J. P. Morgan Chase

Bank of America


The Zeist Foundation

2016 recipient of a Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

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